Back to Grand-Bo: paragliding competition

Location : au Mont-Lachat pour le décollage.
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au Mont-Lachat pour le décollage.
Le Grand-Bornand
Le Grand-Bornand
A paragliding competition with an original concept: both amateurs and professionals pilots are trying to achieve the longest round-trip flight. Every morning watch the paragliders take-off from the top of Mont-Lachat.
Pilots will take off from the summit of Mont Lachat and attempt to fly as far as possible with the mandatory goal of returning and landing in Le Grand Bornand. Strategy, technique, analysis, these are the skills needed to exploit the huge paragliding potential of Le Grand Bornand.

- from 8.15 am to 9 am: headquarter basic service at Airlinks
- 9:00am: Rosay Gondola opening
- from 9.30 am to 3 pm (weather dependent): headquarter basic service at the take-off area, pilots check-in before take-off, weather info
- from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm: GPS tracks upload and drinks.

Special closing evening :
29 June : closing ceremony at 18 PM at the grenette square
- Upload of GPS tracks of the day compulsory before 19:00pm
- Random draw of several price for the present pilots
- Award ceremony for prize moneys
- Back to Grand-Bo aperitif.

Flexible flight day(s):
- Choose your flying day or days within the 10 competition days.
- No mandatory course: any triangle shaped itinerary is valid as long as you take-off and land at Le Grand-Bornand.
- You can do as many attempts as you want within the competition period.

GPS tracks:
- Send us your GPS tracks to validate your flight.
- You can upload as many tracks as you want, only the best one will count.
- At the end of the competition you will be able to compare your tracks with thoses of your friends or champions present at the competition.

3 categories available:
- Elite category for wings with a glide ratio above 7.
- Performance category for wings with a glide ratio between 5.7 and 7.
- Standard category for wings with a glide ratio under 5.7.

- Prize money only for the Elite category.
- Other prizes for Performance, Standard, Team categories and for best vertical distances.
- All the details about prizes distribution are available in the competition rules.

New since 2018:
- Until now, the calculation of the points was done simply by adding the total distance of the triangle, the number of kilometers giving us the number of points. From this year, 3 diagrams were placed around Grand-Bornand. Some of them benefit from bonuses, because it is more difficult to make kilometers in the red zone than in the blue zone, which itself is more difficult than the green zone.

- Every morning watch the paragliders take-off from the top of Mont-Lachat (flights depending on weather conditions). More information at the Visitor Centre + 33 (0)4 50 02 78 00.
Lift Prices (Rosay Gondola + Lachat Chairlift): €12 / Adult - €9,60/Child (under 15)
Opening hours: Rosay Gondola at 9 am and Lachat Chairlift at 9.15 am

Contact Airlinks on 06 08 22 22 87 25
From Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 June 2019.
Awards ceremony on Saturday, June 29th at 7PM, Grenette square.

Subject to favorable weather.
In summary
  • Location :
    • Le Grand-Bornand Village
    • Le Grand-Bornand Chinaillon
Le Grand-Bornand
Le Grand-Bornand
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.944
Longitude : 6.4354
Take off from Le Grand-Bornand.
From 20/05 to 22/06/2019
Reduced price: 50 €.

From 23/06 to 29/06/2019
One price: 65 €.

For spectators, Rosay gondola + Lachat chairlift : 12 € / adult, 9,60 € / child - 15 y/o.
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